RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *lubъ (bast), from Proto-Indo-European *lowbʰ-ó-s, from *lewbʰ- (to peel, cut off, harm). Cognate with Lithuanian lùpti (to peel, to shell), Latvian luba (narrow strip of wood), Latin liber (book, inner bark of a tree), Proto-Germanic *laubą (whence English leaf).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

луб (lubm inan (genitive лу́ба, nominative plural лу́бья*, genitive plural лу́бьев*) (* The plural noun forms are non-standard.)

  1. bast (of a tree)
    Synonym: подко́рье n (podkórʹje)

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